The Faculty of Natural Science is a well-balanced faculty that offers a wide range of qualifications, characterised by relevant and integrated training. Programs are carefully developed, in some cases in collaboration with industry, to achieve a particular outcome and are regularly reviewed and restructured to reflect the most recent and relevant content.

At the Faculty of Natural Sciences, students develop life skills that enable them to handle challenges in the workplace. Our academic staff are diligent and committed to students and research activities. Some of our staff also enjoy international recognition. The Faculty of Natural Sciences strives to equip students (at undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels) with knowledge and life skills in order to make a success of their careers.

Message from the Dean: Prof Kobus Pienaar

The Faculty of Natural Sciences provides relevant, high quality education that prepares the graduates for the research and professional arenas. The Faculty consists of the schools of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Geo and Spatial Sciences and Computer Statistical and Mathematical Sciences.  The different Honours programs prepare students for post-graduate studies and expose them to the world-class research being performed in the different subject groups. Students are equipped to deliver innovative contributions both on national and international levels.  Our highly competent and dedicated staff will ensure that each student develops his or her full potential.

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Fields of Study

“Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul” – Will Durant

Centres & Research

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


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